[rfc-dist] RFC 6717 on kx509 Kerberized Certificate Issuance Protocol in Use in 2012

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        RFC 6717

        Title:      kx509 Kerberized Certificate Issuance Protocol 
                    in Use in 2012 
        Author:     H. Hotz, R. Allbery
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     Independent
        Date:       August 2012
        Mailbox:    hotz at jpl.nasa.gov, 
                    rra at stanford.edu
        Pages:      13
        Characters: 29044
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-hotz-kx509-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6717.txt

This document describes a protocol, called kx509, for using Kerberos
tickets to acquire X.509 certificates.  These certificates may be
used for many of the same purposes as X.509 certificates acquired by
other means, but if a Kerberos infrastructure already exists, then
the overhead of using kx509 may be much less.

While not standardized, this protocol is already in use at several
large organizations, and certificates issued with this protocol are
recognized by the International Grid Trust Federation.  This document 
is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for 
informational purposes.

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